Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wouldn't Mind Dying

There's debate over what zither or primitive harp-like instrument Washington Phillips used in his gospel blues. It doesn't really matter. The sine qua non of all blues & gospel is the channelling of the spirit into song. In some songs, you hear the devil. Washington Phillips reached down for the lord.

Washington Phillips mp3s, from Key to the Kingdom:

Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All

A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter

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